Primary School News
A writer gets to live yet another life every time she creates a new story.
On Tuesday night, the Year 5 students proudly displayed the fruits of all their hard work at the Science Fair. The theme for the students’ investigations revolved around Space.
The aim of the project was to not only develop a hypothesis for investigation but to actually collect data and experiment. There was also a design and make component that saw everything from how to combat the effects of moon dust, to a rocket show in the Primary School Quad.
The night was a great success with students sharing their new learnings and insights with our parents. A huge thank you to Ms Raymond and Mr Adams for inspiring the girls to think big. Thank you also to the parents and Ms Ugonotti for attending this wonderful event.
Bathurst – student reflection:
“On the 20th July we left Loreto bound for Hill End, Bathurst for our Year 5 History Excursion. We stopped at the chilly Blue Mountains and got to see the amazing Three Sisters at Echo Point where we also had recess. I had to take my gloves off and I was sure I had frostbite on my hands, I was surprised my hands hadn’t fallen off. We continued the long journey to Tambaroona Creek, Hill End to have lunch and go gold panning. The water was ICY! I didn’t find much gold but I had great fun sifting through the clay in the hope of finding golden treasure.
Our next activity was a village tour and treasure hunt. We discovered the town had about 2km of shops during the gold rush but gradually the town died down and now only has one general store. There were 200 children in the school in the 1800s but now there are only eight children.
For the treasure hunt we split into groups and had to answer questions about the times of the gold rush. My team got the most correct answers and won a vial full of 23 carat gold leaf!
Next we went to Bathurst for dinner and line dancing. Our dance teacher, Chris, taught us many dances and we danced until our legs just about dropped off. Chris was so much fun and she was probably my favourite at the camp because she had a great sense of humour and made us laugh.
The next morning after breakfast we had a tour of the Bathurst Goldfields where we did more gold panning. Needless to say I didn’t find my retirement stash of gold. We departed the goldfields then went to McDonalds for lunch, a special treat for everyone. After that we came back to school weary but happy where our parents were waiting for us with open arms. I enjoyed our excursion to Bathurst because I had lots of fun and learned some new and interesting facts about the gold rush.”
Laura Nutt 5A
News From the Primary School Library
Book Week 2017 – escape to everywhere – Week 7
Book Character Parade
Our parade will be held on Friday 1 September (Week 7) in the Primary School Learning Common at 9.15am. Students are to dress as a character from a favourite book and are to come to school in their outfit. You will remain in your costume for the rest of the day.
Colouring-in entries will be distributed during Library lessons and completed entries are to be handed in by Thursday Week 5.
Children’s author, Morris Gleitzman will be visiting our school on Friday 18 August (Week 6). Books can be ordered beforehand and will be signed on the day.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
All Premier’s Reading Challenge entries need to be submitted online before 25th August, 2017. You will need to log onto the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge website using your PRC usernames and passwords. Please contact me if you need any assistance.
Brianna Harris from Year 6 has gained entry into the CIS Netball team. The team will travel to Tamworth for a three-day carnival. Brianna plays GK and as Mr Mulroney said this week, she is the only girl in the Primary School that he has to look up to! Good luck Brianna.
Neve Tierney competed in the State Cross Country representing Loreto and came 21st out of 76 participants. A fantastic achievement Neve.
This afternoon we will complete the 200m, 800m and relays at the Primary School Athletics Carnival. The presentations will take place at our Friday Assembly.
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary